About the film
silent film star
Release Date: November 19, 1969
|Slogan||:||«A funny new motion picture that tells Hollywood like it was!»|
|Production Companies||:||Acre Enterprises|
|Producers||:||Carl Reiner, Aaron Ruben|
|Writers||:||Carl Reiner, Aaron Ruben|
An account of the rise and fall of a silent film comic, Billy Bright. The movie begins with his funeral, as he speaks from beyond the grave in a bitter tone about his fate, and takes us through his fame, as he ruins it with womanizing and drink, and his fall, as a lonely, bitter old man unable to reconcile his life's disappointments. The movie is based loosely on the life of Buster Keaton.